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, between payroll and income taxes they pay more than 30%. a number of the extremely wealthy people pay less than 15% and some pay less than 10% and some pay nothing. >> jon: this is because of capital gains and the cayman islands. >> the whole works. >> jon: and bags that are kept dangling. (laughter) >> you're getting warm. >> jon: exactly. what then about the argument where they say that's double taxation if you do capital gains and that will hurt investment. this is clearly something you also have to deal with at the magazine. >> well, we hope so, double taxation. >> jon: but is that a valid -- >> well, if somebody out there is making $70,000 a year at whatever their job they're paying income tax and payroll taxes. they're getting taxed twice, too. and in my own case i paid a very low rate in 2009 which i wrote about. practically all my capital gains came from bond, there was no double taxation there. >> jon: they're saying that unless the rich can pay less they won't invest in companies and america. that the job creators must be -- and we should also get them -- i guess it's called feat
. the republicans say you're raising tax too much. two years later as we stand on the precipiceave cliff, suddenly this plan as seen as the mosterably thing in town and people are coming to you to find out your sage advice. what happened in those two years? >> well, the people woke up. i think young people are waking up. you can't do this. you can't tax your way out of this hole. you can't grow your way out of this hole. we had every economist say you could have double-digit growth for 20 years and can't get out of the hole. you can't cut spending out of your hole. we got five democrats, five republicans, ranging from dick durbin to illinois-- great progressive democrat-- and coburn from oklahoma, and five dems, five republicans, one independent, that's a super majority. and for god's sake the reason we were so successful is that we effectively pissed off everybody in america. ( laughter ). >> jon: congratulations, sir. kudos. kudos to you. ( applause ) so now, as you watch these competing plans, you watch the president has submitted his opening offer, which has been derided by the house republic
's the set of automatic spending cuts and tax hikes that can only be averted if our nation's leaders are able to display bare-bones competence and middle school level maturity. (laughter) so the there a deal. >> there's, of course, no deal. >> jon: of course! is there there a prospect for a deal? >> there's not a prospect for a deal. >> jon: of course! (laughter) but the ongoing talks -- >> there aren't even very many talks going on. (laughter) >> jon: damn! you're kidding us! give us something! >> but for the first time there are numbers on pieces of paper from both sides. >> jon: numbers on paper! (cheers and applause) we have numbers on paper! from both sides! (whispering snvpld we're all going to be okay. (laughter) how were -- numbers on paper. how were negotiations being conducted before they decided to put numbers on paper? (laughter) were they communicateding by pheromones like aunts? (laughter) vanity cards? is that how this was going? were the two sides just spray painting a side and hoping it wanders past the other side's office or other equally absurd examples? so tell us about th
. anyone? it's jesus! we bestow one of them tax-exempt status. why isn't christianity a religion? >> christianity is not an organized religion. a church that can be imposed. christianity is a philosophy. you don't have to believe jesus is god in order to admire his view on life. >> jon: no. but you have to believe jesus is god to be a cristian. for instance, i like a lot of jesus' philosophy. love your neighbor. a little cheek turning. stone not casting. it's very nice. but while i can get an "a" in his philosophy class, i don't get to go to the after party. you get what i'm saying here? so you want to do this at my place or your place because [bleep] we'll be right Ñw ( cheers and applause ) >> jon: welcome back to the show. as we all know, of our congress' two houses the lower house the house of representatives is a dumping ground for morons at which any [bleep] can get elected. to get electedded to the upper house you have to be among this nation's most reasoned and revered [bleep]. who keep voting year after year to continue what are known as the rules of the senate. >>
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